There are lots of ways to redirect a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've created a website through some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often further configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our shared web hosting plans is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in a couple of basic steps. You can find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you various options - if you set up a company website on our end, for example, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create a website through a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain name, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record easily. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't require more than three mouse clicks to create this sort of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're there, all that you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video within the CP on how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.